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Referred in Senate (11/13/2006)

2d Session
H. R. 4846


September 28, 2006


November 13, 2006

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


To authorize grants for contributions toward the establishment of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Grants for establishment of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library.

(a) Grants authorized.—Subject to subsections (b), (c), and (d), the Archivist of the National Archives and Records Administration may make grants to contribute funds for the establishment in Staunton, Virginia, of a library to preserve and make available materials related to the life of President Woodrow Wilson and to provide interpretive and educational services that communicate the meaning of the life of Woodrow Wilson.

(b) Limitation.—A grant may be made under subsection (a) only from funds appropriated to the Archivist specifically for that purpose.

(c) Conditions on grants.—

(1) MATCHING REQUIREMENT.—A grant under subsection (a) may not be made until such time as the entity selected to receive the grant certifies to the Archivist that funds have been raised from non-Federal sources for use to establish the library in an amount equal to at least double the amount of the grant.

(2) RELATION TO OTHER WOODROW WILSON SITES AND MUSEUMS.—The Archivist shall further condition a grant under subsection (a) on the agreement of the grant recipient to operate the resulting library in cooperation with other Federal and non-Federal historic sites, parks, and museums that represent significant locations or events in the life of Woodrow Wilson. Cooperative efforts to promote and interpret the life of Woodrow Wilson may include the use of cooperative agreements, cross references, cross promotion, and shared exhibits.

(d) Prohibition of contribution of operating funds.—Grant amounts may not be used for the maintenance or operation of the library.

(e) Non-Federal operation.—The Archivist shall have no involvement in the actual operation of the library, except at the request of the non-Federal entity responsible for the operation of the library.

(f) Authority through fiscal year 2011.—The Archivist may not use the authority provided under subsection (a) after September 30, 2011.

Passed the House of Representatives September 28, 2006.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   

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